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Marriage counseling is offered to help people who may be considering divorce or seeking improvements in specific areas of their relationship. Keeping the marriage or relationship the main focus, counseling help supports partners in dealing with their emotions, staying calm, and using healthy communication skills to resolve conflicts. With regular help, couples can expect to become better listeners and communicators, find new ways to combat conflicts and support one another. This forum addresses various counseling questions that couples ask during therapy.

My unwillingness

Gopali, I think you are being very shallow, appearance, height and color has nothing to do with compatibility. You are 26 years old I don't believe that anybody can force you to get married. But even...
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How to deal with unsupportive spouse

If your wife has to lie to you to visit her parents, then I am afraid, there is a serious problem in your marriage. You live with your parents but have a problem with her visiting her parents! I don't...
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Asking for advice

The fact that you have been together for 25 years shows you care for each other.   Women appreciate constant attention, adulation, appreciation and encouragement in what they think and may be you have...
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After a case of infidelity, can counseling really help?

Counseling can be especially helpful when a couple is in crisis. After a case of infidelity, a couples counselor will help both partners process their feelings about it. They’ll help you explore the...
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How can I find a counselor for marital purpose?

There are lots of ways to go about finding a marital counselor. If your partner is on board, have a discussion. Find out what type of marital counselor he or she think would help; or, what specializations...
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What is marriage counseling? How does it work?

Marriage counseling is ideally recommended to couples going through a stressful marriage. Often couples may struggle too much and not be able to handle or solve issues on their own. At such times, a counselor...
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Are there any exercises on conflict resolution for couples?

Couples counselors have many exercises that will help couples with conflict resolution. The first is usually a lesson in communication. Using “I statements” and active listening can help avoid miscommunications...
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Marriage counseling did nothing for me. Does it really work? Should I try again?

Marriage counseling works but there are conditions. First, you have to be willing to do the work and strive to make changes (if you don't make changes, nothing changes). Second, you need to get rid of...
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What is the ideal process in finding a marriage counselor?

There are many ways to go about finding a marriage counselor, but usually the best way is to find a referral from someone you know. This way you can get a better sense of how the counselor operates and...
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How family counseling services can help us in achieving happiness?

Many people believe in everlasting happiness, or “happily ever after” as we so often heard as children. The truth is that happiness is largely a choice you can make rather than a destination to be...
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What does relationship coaching mean? Is it different from couples therapy?

No, it's not the same. A relationship coach helps you set relationship goals, understand your current partnership, thrive inside your marriage, grieve a lost loved-one, or take your long-term romance to...
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Do gay couples also need counseling?

Gay couples typically experience the same or similar issues as their heterosexual counterparts, and can benefit from counseling in comparable ways. Every romantic relationship experiences conflict, and...
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"Should couples seek counseling all through their marriage....given different stages and challenges?"

There are benefits to couples counseling during every stage of a marriage. Even when things are going well, marriage counselors can help. One thing a good counselor will do when times are good is to get...
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How can I find a marriage counselor in my area? I want to do this discreetly.

Most people seek referrals from friends and family to find the right marriage counselor, but if you’re concerned about being discreet, there are still some options. If your medical insurance carrier...
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How does marriage counseling help christians who are trying to rekindle their marriage?

There are many forms of marriage counseling, and it really depends on the type you are seeking. I have a group program Relationship Rescue-911 For Love that is geared toward rekindling the romance (I...
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Need some guidance on marriage and family counseling.

Marriage and family counseling has something to offer anyone who’s experiencing a distressing home life. When problems at home become disruptive when you’re at work, or interfere with other relationships,...
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"Can a marriage counselor help us with our intimacy issues?"

It is very common that a couple suffers from intimacy issues, or to be more precise they are not satisfied with their sex life. For this you should consult a counselor who helps you understand your relationship...
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Please suggest some trained psychologist for online marriage counseling.

Most marriage counseling takes place in a face-to-face setting like traditional therapy. There are a few online providers, though, and they can also provide a lot of help. The way it works is that they’ll...
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